The University is proud to honor those alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their country, their state, and Western Kentucky University. The awards are based on leadership, loyal support, service, and dedication to the University and to their respective disciplines. Each year, nominations are accepted through December 1st to the WKU Alumni Association. From the nominations, the volunteer Hall of Distinguished Alumni (HODA) Screening Committee selects 15 individuals. The WKU Alumni Association Board of Directors then narrows the list to the final honorees.
Inductees by Class Year